Thursday, December 17, 2015

Ebook of the Month

C.L. Stone's novel Theif, book one in The Scarab Beetle series. The novel is centred around a poor girl named Kayli who is forced to parent a drunken father and a teenage brother, who she is trying to keep in school, and bring back (i.e. to the hotel, also known as home) money so they may be able to afford their stay there and the food they so desperately need. However, the only way to make money is to steal. No matter how her life turned out, Kayli still has a moral code in which she follows: no children and no older ladies. 

Thinking that she is under the radar, undetectable, Kayli has no idea that The Academy has been watching and noticing her. Now the team needs her help and the offer is so big of risk not to take. Slowly the boys reveal that they can be trusted. Marc, the straight man, Raven, the bad-boy Russian, Corey and Brandon the twins as different as night and day, and Axel their stoic leader. There is a lot Kayli can learn about living on the edge of the law, if she can stay on the good side instead of the bad.  

This novel will keep you on your toes throughout the novel due to its twisted turns and ever more intriguing plot. I have to say, I do love some love triangles but having five, to sometimes even seven, love interests makes it hard to wrap my head around the concept itself. However, I pushed that aside and continued on reading, which in the end was totally worth it. C.L. Stone brought these characters to life and made me feel for most of them and root for others. Totally worth checking out.